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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

In the film the Sound of Music, Maria makes play clothes for her young charges by cutting up the old curtains in her bedroom. The children’s father - Colonel Von Trapp - regards it as degrading and shameful for his children to be seen in public in such attire. My intention was to reposition the garish and moderately faded vintage fabric within the realm of high fashion. The combination of Zero-waste production and the use of recycled upholstery fabric for materials also make Precarious Cut a highly sustainable garment. Precarious Cut pushes the limits of my processes while drawing attention to what is possible using this design model. Ultimately I was trying to have as much fun as possible – it was for play, just as the clothes Maria made the Von Trapp children were.

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Precarious Cut Workbook  

Working process of Zero waste garment design practice. Precarious Cut is made from one half of a pair of old curtains - how very "Sound of M...

Precarious Cut Workbook  

Working process of Zero waste garment design practice. Precarious Cut is made from one half of a pair of old curtains - how very "Sound of M...

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